I’m an Upper West Side lactation counselor providing breastfeeding services to families in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens
To book any of these lactation services, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. I will get back to you as soon as possible!
Whether you’re parent to or still pregnant with a new little one, I celebrate your decision to breastfeed! It’s a wonderful form of nutritional, emotional, hormonal, and immunological communication between you and your baby. Sometimes, it can take a little while for you to figure out these conversations as a pair. Many parents seek help breastfeeding — it does not mean you are failing!
To support your success, I offer the following lactation counselor services:
Prepare ($55) (included in my doula services):
A private, in-home lesson for pregnant folks who want to begin their breastfeeding education before their baby arrives. Learn about the different stages of milk production and what to expect, tips for engorgement, how to identify early feeding cues (hint: they happen before the baby starts crying), what a good latch looks and feels like, and various positions and holds you might want to try. *If you book a “Prepare” session, I offer a “Tiny Newborn” follow-up session at a discounted rate. Lessons usually last 1 - 1.5 hours.
Tiny Newborn ($65):
Book a session for 1-2 days after your baby is born to make sure you’re starting off on the right foot! This is a great way to avoid many of the common issues that arise in early breastfeeding. I’ll help make sure your baby is latching well and transferring milk, help you understand your baby’s feeding cues, teach you how to hand express (recommended by the World Health Organization as the preferred method of collecting milk), and show you easy ways to hold your baby (this can be especially helpful if you’ve had a cesarean birth). This session can be done in the hospital or in your home, depending on your situation, and includes resources and referrals as needed. Consults usually last 1-2 hours.
Lactation Support ($75):
Private, in-home consults for breastfeeding parents who are experiencing difficulty (pain, engorgement, concerns about supply (over or under), a baby having difficulty latching, etc.) or who just want a professional to make sure everything is okay. Includes resources and referrals as needed. Consults usually last 1-2 hours.
*I provide lactation services to families in Manhattan and in parts of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens*